Posts Tagged "VOIP"

Connectivity

RIP Mobile Minutes

Major changes are underway in the mobile space

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Optimized optimism

Why optimism always wins out

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TVs

No live TV streams: Here’s why?

Why internet TV live streaming has not yet become a reality.

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Fight for Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality: You can find for it or you could lose it. A tutorial on how you can help keep the internet open.

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A Dark Cloud

If an external party can control when or how you can use a device or decide on what you can or cannot see, or select what programs you can install on it, do you still own it?

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Personal Relationship Manager

I am a tad obsessive about my address book. While there are several thousand people in it, I tend to believe that I need to make sure that they stay current and I look to my address book as the center of my social network. but it ought to work more like a personal relationship manager. I was recently describing my update process to David Strom, after he had posted an entry on his blog about how poor the contact management system in Gmail was, and I hit upon a realization: A lot of the work that goes into keeping all that information up to date seems to be something that ought to be more suited to some level of automation. Why is it that there is no real linkage between my address book, different email systems, social networks, IM systems, Skype (and other voice over IP solutions) and my mobile phone? Each of those appears to live in a silo, unable to offer me a full view of the people I know. While Plaxo does a good job of synchronizing metadata about people (What I would consider as rank, name, and serial number ie. the basics like physical address,…

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2007 Predictions

What will happen in 2007?

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The Future - next exit

2006 Predictions – The Review

Reviewing my 2006 predictions

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Apple

Could Apple Solidify GSM in the US?

Apple could get the US to finally move to GSM

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Ruthless Efficiencies

As readers of this site know, I strongly believe that we are now in the middle of a major overall shift in economic trend that hasn’t been seen since the introduction of the paper bill in late 1700s england. Seen under this lens, I’m starting to think that there may be some truths to the claims that some of the traditional industries are making that their business is getting hurt by new technology. Their business is getting hurt but it’s not because of any particular evil on the part of Internet companies. The truth is that the reason those industries are starting to suffer from the propagation of Internet technology is that their traditional business models were based on inneficiencies in the market. The Music Industry Take, for example, the music industry. Traditionally, the music industry has been based on aggregating multiple songs on a piece of media. Every few decades, they would benefit from the introduction of a new technology (for example, shifing from LPs to 8-tracks, then to cassette tapes, then to CDs) as people had to basically purchase the same good over and over again when they upgraded their equipment. Then came the concept of a digital…

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